By popular request, the travel edition of Dust II Onyx is now available for pre-order! Many of you have desired a smaller deck for comfort shuffling or to use on the go. The cards are approximately 2.75 in. x 4 in. (instead of the original 3.5 in. x 5 in.)This edition contains all of the same artwork, the scrying card as premiered in the 2nd edition, and a condensed keyword booklet—all packaged in a sturdy and beautiful keepsake box to keep your deck safe on the go. Perfect for those of you who would like to protect your 1st and 2nd Edition decks, or for those who need a more affordable option. Your order will also include a pdf version of the full guidebook so you can read and get acquainted with your Dust II Onyx deck while you await its arrival!
This deck surpassed all of my expectations in terms of card stock quality and artwork. An absolute dream to shuffle and work with. It has become a big part of my personal practice even though I got it primarily for travel - as the title intends them for. Can't recommend these enough. I loved them so much that I splurged on the larger collectable 2nd edition of the deck and have ZERO regrets. It is like owning you very own art collection.
I'm new to tarot but wanted a deck that was representative of me as I begin to learn. There aren't many melanated decks so I was thrilled to find Courtney's and splurged to order.
I got the travel size but I don't feel like I missed out. These cards come in a beautifully designed sturdy box, and the cards themselves are astronomically beautiful. There aren't enough words to describe just how beautiful they are. Pictures don't even do it justice, just buy them and experience the magic yourself!
With Grace Jones depicted as The Chief, The Emperor in “traditional” decks, and The Shaman as the High Priestess, this offering decked out in gold trim and blatant ancestral coding, symbolism, and imagery is a welcome home, a good job you found us, a kiss on the forehead, a hug from your Big Mama, and a wink from your Auntie and Uncle who be knowing. This is fine art. A calling to and fro. An open road guide. With titles to the paintings-turned-cards like, ‘Lord of the Fireflies,’ and ‘When I asked them who we were? They said we ARE the flame,’ descriptions that drive home the messages through the features of Michelle Obama and Maya Angelou for example, this deck is the Bentley of Tarot. It’s luxe but not overstated. It shatters the spirit of mediocrity. It should certainly be a NYT best-seller but The Melanated has never had to achieve such external acknowledgement nor status. It’s just nice to recognized when most decks are replicas, time and again, of the status quo. I will buy this deck again and again. I want all my people to have it if they can handle it. —angel iset dozier
Dust II Onyx: A Melanated Tarot - TRAVEL EDITION
First things first: finding this deck was an absolute dream. Seeing it in pictures does not do justice to the true beauty and voice that exudes in person.
Second: The travel deck is PERFECT for me. I wanted to get the full deck but since it was a little out of my budget at the moment, I got the travel size. But let me say, this deck is GORGEOUS and easily worth the price of the full size deck just bc of the quality and details. This is a steal! It’s truly just my luck that this size is PERFECT for my hands. The card material is nice to the touch and it feels amazing to hold. I often find myself mindlessly carrying and shuffling the deck bc of how comfortable it feels.
*For anyone new to tarot I would suggest having an additional source to help clarify some of the card meanings. The guide book has great information overall but all the cards are described using keywords. It’s perfect for understanding gist and not getting to caught up in someone else’s interpretation, but if you’re still unsure about deeper meanings, having a full description can help. Aside from that, the way the book is broken up is just amazing: numerology, faces, elements, and astrology all are described and they really contribute to learning the cards and their connections.
Oh yeah and the interview spread included is absolute gold! I will definitely be using it for all my decks.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU FOR A BEAUTIFUL MELANATED DECK THAT MAKES ME FEEL AT HOME.